Brake controller recommendations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by watatrp, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 496

    Just bought a new trailer over the weekend. Finally have brakes on this one. Can anyone recommend a brand of brake controller? I have a 16' trailer that weighs about 3500 pounds including the trailer. I have a 2001 Chevy so it's all set up for trailers brakes.
     
  2. Jay ALC

    Jay ALC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    I personally have a Tekonsha and haven't had a single problem. Mine will handle up to a three axle (all with brakes) trailer. I bought this controller for towing my everyday mowing trailer that is 16' x 8' tandem axle with brakes on each wheel. I seem to see a lot of this brand oof controler around here, they are very pop. especially with campers. I believe the controller was around $70.00 Hope this helps.
     
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Tekonsha gets my vote also.
    Very easy to install, and very easy to adjust level.
    I tow a 20 ft 10k capacity trailer, and I have had it loaded to the max, and the controler works great.

    Pj
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Tekonsha is what I use also. It is set up to plug right into a plug under the dash to the brakes on my Ford. Easiest controller I've put in and it works just fine as others have said.
     
  5. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Tekonsha for me too,, the Voyager model. Got them in three trucks and no problems, the oldest is 4 years old.
     
  6. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 356

    i used the tekonsha controller and didn't like it (wanna buy a nice slighty used one let me know)i went to the DRAW-TITE controller. at least this one has a LED readout of the voltage in .5 increments,and will show some self diagnostic readings.no stupid glowing dots to try to figure out.
     

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